Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: April 12, 2019

"Plagiarism: Getting in trouble for something you didn't do."This week’s quote – “Plagiarism: Getting in trouble for something you didn’t do.” – comes from an unknown source, but as often seems to be the case, the articles in our collection from around the web seem to have kindly fallen in line with this academic pun.

While our collection doesn’t have anything to do with the true definition of plagiarism, it does have a lot to do with the concept of getting in trouble for something you didn’t do. Specifically, problems or challenges may arise if you don’t check an index properly, if you don’t adequately prepare for a thesis proposal defense, if you don’t accept the dissertation publication requirement, if you don’t follow a traditional research path, if you don’t include your PhD on your CV (or if you do as the article discusses), if you linger in between identities during a career transition, if you don’t properly market yourself for a job, or if you don’t plan your approach attending a large conference.

As you approach your writing efforts this week, challenge yourself to not only look at accomplishing the things on your to-do list, but also examine the things that never made it there – the things that you aren’t doing that may be making your efforts more difficult than they need to be. Happy writing! [Read more…]

ACW offering free Winter Webinar Series

Academic Coaching & Writing (ACW) is offering a free Winter Webinar Series. Register early to reserve your spot.

Writing a Journal Article: How to Move from Evidence to Argument – This webinar will address the fundamentals of crafting successful article submissions in the sciences and social sciences (January 15, 2014). Register here:

The Dissertation Proposal: Putting the Pieces Together – Completing a Proposal is like doing a jigsaw puzzle with 1000 pieces. Join Dr. Kat to learn how to put the pieces together (January 22, 2014). Register here: [Read more…]